Here's a new way to pitch that kitchen remodel to potential clients: According to Houzz's newly-released 2017 U.S. Kitchen Trends Survey, a third of Houzz users report a healthier lifestyle post-kitchen renovation. Helping contribute to that healthier take is the fact that 41% report cooking more meals at home in their remodeled space.
The Houzz report also examines the latest design trends for kitchen renovations, finding that two key demographics are looking for slightly different things in their renovation projects. On our sister site BUILDER, assistant editor Leah Demirjian breaks down the findings:
The report found that while updated kitchens encouraged a positive lifestyle impact across all age groups, millennial homeowners are more likely to choose a modern or farmhouse-style aesthetic, while boomers are more likely than ever to opt for traditional finishes. Overall, contemporary just slightly surpassed transitional as the most frequently picked kitchen style, with 22% and 19%, respectively (versus 19% and 21% in 2015-16).
Millennials and baby boomers also differed in their built-in feature and color preferences. Pantry cabinets (41%) and islands (40%) remained popular mainstays, though millennial homeowners are more likely to install them. 52% of millennials versus 40% boomers wanted pantry cabinets, and 49% of millennials versus 36% of boomers added islands.